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Blog Posts in 2009

We are excited to announce that the Postural Restoration Institute is now an Approved Provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Approval applies to PRI live courses. 

“The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.”

Posted November 30, 2009 at 10:49AM
Categories: Courses

We will be busy over the next couple weeks preparing for our 4-day Advanced Integration course!  Since this course is only offered once a year we have a lot of new material to add to the 2009 course!  Like this:

and this...

oh, and this...

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this too...

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If you are already planning on attending, we look forward to seeing you and promise you won’t be disappointed!  If you haven’t signed up yet but were thinking about it, there is still time left! Register HERE!

Posted November 19, 2009 at 10:40AM
Categories: Courses

Check out this news story from Jeanne DeKrey, PT who practices in Bismarck, North Dakota.  She was featured on their local news for her success using PRI!

Posted November 16, 2009 at 10:33AM
Categories: Videos

A great article that supports our belief that the vastus lateralis is often overused as a femoral internal rotator when the gluteus medius/minimus are not in their correct positions. Thanks to Jeffery Wood from the University of Tennessee for sharing this article with us today. Click HERE to read!

Posted November 11, 2009 at 10:31AM

We received another great question following yesterdays post on “PRI and Patients with HNP”:

I recently attended a Gary Gray course and am trying to evaluate prinicples that are similar and some differences.  Can you help on the main differences in philosophy between PRI and Gary Gray?

According to Gary Grey’s website, he “creates and manages biomechanically designed environments for prevention, training and rehabilitation based on functional testing profiles and symptoms, in order to facilitate the transformation and expansion of functional thresholds”. 

Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) addresses specific functional limitations relating to the human’s characteristic patterns of polyarticular function secondary to the ANS, vestibular, respiratory, visceral and musculoskeletal evidence-based asymmetry.  Our courses outline specific functional tests and manual and non-manual techniques that help regulate these patterns so that dysfunctional, compensatory or obligatory, function influencing the sphenoid, sternum and sacrum stability can be reduced and relative reciprocal function can be restored.  Please go to our website and click on “About” and click on ‘The Science’, ‘History’, ‘What is Posture’, ‘Recognizing Asymmetry’, and ‘Treatment’ to learn more.

Posted November 10, 2009 at 10:28AM

Be sure and check out the latest Recent Email! This email is in response to an email that was posted several months ago on The McKenzie Approach (found in recent email archives).  Someone requested that we clarify our stance on lumbar extension…what a great opportunity for us to discuss this important concept!

Posted November 9, 2009 at 10:27AM

The day I was treating this patient I thought this looked like a type I right shoulder blade and a type III on the left.  After I got home, I’m wondering if it is a Type II bilaterally and I didn’t see it correctly?  Can you tell by looking at the picture?

You were right the first time…she is a Type I on the right and a Type III on the left.  She is in IR on the right and ER on the left.  She doesn’t have a lot of upper trap and mid trap hyperactivity to be considered a Bilateral Type II. 

Posted November 5, 2009 at 10:23AM
Categories: Patients

Check out our “long overdue” Technique of the Week!  We are featuring the first activity found in the Right Low Trap and Right Tricep program.  Read all about it HERE!  We plan to continue with the Right Low Trap and Right Tricep program for the next few weeks to give you a better understanding of the sequential order of this program.  Stay Tuned! 

Posted November 2, 2009 at 10:19AM

Shaun Huls CSCS, SCCC in Norfolk, VA recently sent us a link to a website that discusses various phases of gait.  Some great figures are provided that go over heel contact with each phase.  Take a look at this website HERE!

Posted October 30, 2009 at 11:28AM
Categories: Articles

Check out our latest Featured Interview!  This month we are featuring our very own, Janie EbmeierRead all about her and her position at PRI as well as some fun facts you may have not known about PRI!

Posted October 29, 2009 at 11:34AM
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